Identity Statement for Royal Irish Constabulary

  • Reference code: IE UCDA P59
  • Title: Records of the Royal Irish Constabulary
  • Dates: 1916–9
  • Level of description: Item
  • Extent: 12 items
  • Context
  • Content and Structure
  • Conditions of Access and Use

Institutional History

The Royal Irish Constabulary was founded in 1836 and was a centrally controlled paramilitary force dispersed throughout Ireland (except for Dublin which was policed by the Dublin Metropolitan Police). In 1922, the RIC was disbanded and replaced by An Garda Síochana in the south and by the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) in the north.

Scope and Content

Police lists of Irish Volunteers members and suspects noting their whereabouts, occupation, and physical details to assist in their recognition. Members of the Volunteer Executive are indicated. Also includes a circular letter from John Nolan to various corps of the Irish Volunteers in Cork informing them of the decision to establish an officers training school in Cork with details of programme, attendance and expenses.

  • Access: Available by appointment to holders of a UCD Archives reader's ticket. Produced for consultation in original format. Original material will be retrieved at 11am and 2pm only. 
  • Language: English
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